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Peling Ging Chen, Peling Champa Meeting [Wide shot]

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Additional title: Dance of the Great Ging (Peling Tradition)
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Bhutan Dance Project, Core of Culture

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2007
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1014A
Dance -- Bhutan
Folk dancing -- Bhutan
Dance -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism
Rites & ceremonies -- Bhutan
Masks -- Bhutan
Sword-dance -- Bhutan
Dzongs -- Bhutan -- Trongsa (District)
Trongsa (Bhutan : District)
Festivals -- Bhutan
Ritual and ceremonial dancing -- Bhutan
Mask dances -- Bhutan
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Additional physical form: For close shot version, see: *MGZIDF 1014B.
Venue: This was the first time that a general meeting of the various groups belonging to a single tradition had ever been held in Bhutan. Held at the request of Core of Culture Dance Preservation, the Meeting took place at Yungdrung Choeling Dzong - the seat of the mummified remains of Pema Lingpa himself - and hence a very auspicious venue.
Content: Programme for the Peling Champa Meeting: Yungdrung Choeling Dzong, Third Day (May 21, 2007): Phag Cham ; Peling Ging Chen by the lay dancers of Dramitse, Mongar ; Phag Cham by a lay dancer from Yungdrung Choeling.
Source note: Several Days later - because of the auspicious nature of the occasion and because many of the local people also wanted to attend some of the dancers occurring - Ashi Kelsang (the keeper of the Dzong) organised another day s of dancing, even though some of the participating groups had already returned, to which all the local people were invited. Sadly, because of needing to interact with guests during the three days the normal Ore of Culture policy of two-camera shooting was not able to be fulfilled - so many of these dancers were only shot by one camera, or, in some cases, not recorded at all.
Performers: Performed by lay dancers from Dramitse.
Venue: Videotaped in performance at the Yungdrung Choeling Dzong, in Trongsa, Bhutan (lower balcony looking along the diagonal sinister), on May 21, 2007.
Acquisition: Gift; Core of Culture. NN-PD
Physical Description
Born digital
Extent: 1 video file (ca. 44 min.) : sound, color
Meeting of five different groups from the Peling tradition at the palace consecrated to the remains of Pema Lingpa. This was a special demonstration performance of Cham Chen in front of the other Peling Champa groups by one of the only monks to know the steps for this dance in the country.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19945059
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a765ba00-0821-0131-c52b-3c075448cc4b
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Core of Culture
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  • 2007: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Peling Ging Chen" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2007.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Peling Ging Chen" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 9, 2020.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2007). Peling Ging Chen Retrieved from

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Peling Ging Chen